January 27, 2004

And The Nominees Are...

oscar.jpgToday the Academy of Arts and Motion Picture Sciences will announce their nominees for their annual awards, the Oscars. They've moved up the awards night from its usual mid-March to late February (the 29th to be exact, Sunday at 8pm Eastern time/5pm Pacific), supposedly to try to cut down on the production companies campaigning. But instead it seems that the speculation is flying faster and more furious this year and the names batted around seem to be on a steam roll from one awards group to another.

Everyone loves to look at the Golden Globes (awarded last weekend) as an indicator of who'll be on the lists of 5 nominees but we've already discussed how fawning the Foreign Press Association can be for the Hollywood machine. We'll update further as this thrilling entertainment world news comes in. Director Blake Edwards (Breakfast at Tiffany's) will be awarded the career achievement award and Billy Crystal will host again the ABC broadcast.

Posted by karen at January 27, 2004 8:24 AM